#JusticeForZainab #ThemToo The Girls & Women Murdered By Rape Culture

What justice can there be for seven-year-old girl who was abducted and raped before being murdered, her body thrown into rubbish like trash? The rape and murder of Zainab, isn't an unfortunate event, it is a daily reality. We forget about all the #Themtoos who aren't here to say #metoo. How long does it take to forget Delta Meghwal , … Continue reading #JusticeForZainab #ThemToo The Girls & Women Murdered By Rape Culture

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On the Run from Bullets and Bruises: Ayaan’s Story

I WASN’T BORN yet when I became a refugee for the first time. A man ran into our home while I was still in the womb, to tell my mother that her son had been killed trying to secure food. He warned her to flee to a displaced persons’ camp. My mother refused and was still holding my baby sister when men stormed our home. They shot and killed my sister, who was still an infant.

I woke up next to a rape survivor

A reflection by a cis gender hetero man in witnessing what too many men never introspect. Witnessing the aftermath of rape too often ends with the receding of headlines into the fade of news cycles and social media updates. The pain in transitioning from victim to survivor is an arduous journey won everyday, in every breath over … Continue reading I woke up next to a rape survivor

Urgent Action: Uganda Miss & Mr. Pride LGBTQ Celebration Marred by Police Violence

Celebrations at the popular Kampala LGBTQIA+ and GQNB night club, Venom,  prefacing the approaching weekend's Pride marches ended tonight in bloodshed and mass arrests. A party in celebration of identities and bodies alive in the rhythm  of defiance of Uganda's brutal anti-homosexuality codes and norms ended when military police barreled through the club's front door carrying … Continue reading Urgent Action: Uganda Miss & Mr. Pride LGBTQ Celebration Marred by Police Violence

Sexual Violence Cases In Germany Reveal How Misogyny Dictates Our Response To Rape

What happened on New Year’s Eve in Cologne Germany was a human rights scandal. To date, 497 women have filed complaints, 381 are sexual offenses some filing in tandem. Today there has been three arrests – one 26-year-old man for sexual violence and theft, and two more men for theft arrests. According to journalists a … Continue reading Sexual Violence Cases In Germany Reveal How Misogyny Dictates Our Response To Rape

The Factory Floor

A Children's Place is a world without sweatshops. A world in which consumers recognize their responsibility, labor organizers and policy makers converge through the conduit of activism that champions the inherent dignity of garment workers. The floors of garment factories remain ground zero for the culmination of physical violence against women, including but not limited to sexual violence, … Continue reading The Factory Floor